Citric acid seems to cause ulcers

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Have been suffering for years with horrible outbreaks of mouth ulcers and finally pinpointed citric acid as the cause. The synthetic version found in most foods is made from BLACK MOULD so that should be a warning sign right there. This should be taught to doctors because none were able to solve the problem for me.
Bruno 4 July 19
Putting it together now. I’ve been eating those Halo’s (small oranges) like they were going out of style. And now I have a giant ulcer on my inner cheek right at the corner. Driving me crazy all day today. I’m not 100% sure this is what caused my latest ulcer blessing (lucky me I’ll say) but I’m now leaning towards this citric acid theory instead of a nighttime bite in my sleep. Again lucky me. This one will stick around a while because of its size. I hate these things worse than an elementary school kid hates their nightly homework. Good luck to all my new ulcer suffering friends out there. Happy mouth healing to you.
DMZABO1 13 April 18
Blackcurrant strepsils are almost as good as Rinstead used to be. Chronic Mouth Ulcer sufferer for 60 odd years. Fresh fruit and chocolate main culprits.
N Johnson 22 April 16
I have had mouth ulcers since my son passed away. I cry all yhe time. And am very depressed. I also have dry mouth but not sure that this will cause mouth ulcers. But cry makes my mouth dry and feel hot and it stings.
Linda B - January 27 4 April 16
Citric Acid does cause not only mouth sores in me but also ulcers in my throat and stomach. Certain fruits such as banana, apples, berries, grapes do not contain citric acid like tomatoes, oranges, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruit. Citric Acid is added to so many things as flavorings in candy, chips, and more. I have to avoid so many things. When I notice blood in my urine, I evaluate what I have consumed and frequently find Citrus hiding in the ingredients. The pain and discomfort are great. I too love Hydrogen Peroxide as a mouth wash.
Catherine (Prophit) Demers 3 February 15
i have a mouth sore on the soft palate that inflames like a little dent with clear surrounding wall whenever i eat spicy food or sour food or when i feel tired in the past month or so. i went to an ENT and she didn't do anything except giving me dental paste. however, the sore went away and only comes back in the conditions i listed. i'm going to see an Oral surgeon to double-check or push for a bitopsy. i hope it's just an infection or something. I never have this before.
nhelen79 1 December 14
Right... First of all, I'm glad to have found this message board. Really put my mind at ease and on the road to working out my outbreak of severe cankers. Secondly, I worked out that they happened to start around the time I started drinking fresh orange juice and eating more tuna and mayonnaise (both high in citric acid). I'm laying off these and no more have come along to annoy me so far. Fingers crossed!
Mark S 26 November 14
The top message mentions ”Molkosan,Whey of life”. This food additive helps to promote the ”good” bacteria in the stomach or gut. I have read elsewhere on the message board of people using pro-biotic yoghurt drinks to improve the digestive system . There are also people with Crohns disease writing in . Could there be a link with stomach acid imbalance and ulcer recurrence.
Bigmax 24 May 03
The peroxide shortened the time it bothered me. It bothered me for about 10 days, I was in extreme pain for about 3 of those days. I used the peroxide for about 3 days and then I just dealed with the discomfort. Don’t get me wrong, the peroxide did not make it go away quick.
jmenchaca 12 December 02
I have heard a lot about hydrogen peroxide.

About how much does it quicken the healing process?

My doctor also has me swishing antacids every morning and night. Is this doing anything?
Scott Penick 7 December 02
I use the hydrogen perixide on mine too. I just swish it around or apply with a Qtip. I almost choke myself but it shortens the time they bother me. They only hurt when the whitish/yellow junk is there, once they turn red I can eat and drink better. No one realized how hard it is to talk, eat, drink, clear your mouth or brush your teeth, unless you are a fellow mouth ulcer brother/sister.
j menchaca 6 December 02
I have found that citric acid (found in all citrus fruits, fizzy drinks, sweets, diluting juice and a lot of other artificial foods) is definately a cause of mouth ulcers.
I have seen a doctor many times and also tried alternative medicine. Was told that Benzamine found in soft drinks causes mouth ulcers in 25% of all people. Another suggestion was that my stomach was too acidic, and to try ”Molkosan, Whey of life” to reduce it.
I have also just discovered Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash. It is dirt cheap so they dont try to sell you it, but it is used in hospitals and it seems to quicken the recovery.
I am just about to try cutting out breat and yeasty stuff, toothpaste with sls, and rinsing detergent thoroughly off my plate. Will let you know how it works.
John Ramsay 28 November 02

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Citric acid seems to cause ulcers

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